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Social Work Tools for Writing

A Selected List


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Author's Guide To Social Work Journals, 4th edition.
Author's Guide To Social Work Journals cover image By Henry N Mendelsohn.
Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers, 1997.
"The Author's Guide is an essential reference for authors who want to submit articles to U.S. journals. Writers use it to learn how to package their work to meet the requirements of core social work and social welfare journals.... Journals are listed first by subject categories to help writers select an appropriate journal for their work. Journals are also listed alphabetically with full details on submissions. Each listing includes the journal's address, publisher, circulation, frequency of publication, and editorial focus. The Author's Guide is an indispensable tool for identifying journal requirements that might otherwise be overlooked. It is also particularly useful for research and work with doctoral students because it provides an overview of U.S. journals in the field." (publisher's description)
UT Arlington - Central Library, Floor 2: Reference (non-circulating)
- - HV 85 .M46 1997

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Essentials of Assessment Report Writing.
By Elizabeth Lichtenberger, Nancy Mather, Nadeen L. Kaufman, and Alan S. Kaufman.
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2004.
An aid to social work students writing their first psychodiagnostics case study.
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Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals.
Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals cover image By Morley D. Glicken.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008.
"A Guide to Writing for Human Service Professionals helps students and professionals in the human services learn to improve their writing by explaining the process and rules of writing in non-technical and practical ways. Effective use of APA Style, how to write research reports, client assessments and evaluations, and how to avoid common writing mistakes, among other topics, are explained in clear, concise prose...." (publisher's description)
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- - HV 41 .G53 2008

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NASW Press Author Guidelines.
NASW Press logo By NASW Press. "NASW Press, a division of the National Association of Social Workers, has been publishing scholarly materials in social work since 1956. It is one of the major publishers in social work and social welfare, serving faculty, practitioners, agencies, libraries, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad." (publisher's description)
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Professional Writing for the Human Services.
Professional Writing for the Human Services cover image Edited by Linda Beebe.
Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers, NASW Press, 1993.
"This handbook was developed to help authors improve their writing and increase their odds of having manuscripts accepted for publication in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and book programs. The focus on writing techniques, graphic presentation, research, and the mechanics of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation is helpful to all professionals who want to improve their writing skills. The information is presented in a straightforward, practical way so that it can be used by both neophyte and experienced writers. Professional Writing is intended to help authors strengthen writing techniques, conduct better literature searches, present statistical data graphically, understand the peer review process, and package a journal article or book proposal to best advantage." (publisher's description)
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- - HV 41 .P759 1993

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, ©2010.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association cover image "The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators in the social and behavioral sciences. It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. Well-known for its authoritative and easy-to-use reference and citation system, the Publication Manual also offers guidance on choosing the headings, tables, figures, and tone that will result in strong, simple, and elegant scientific communication. The sixth edition offers new and expanded instruction on publication ethics, statistics, journal article reporting standards, electronic reference formats, and the construction of tables and figures. The sixth edition has been revised and updated to include: new ethics guidance on such topics as determining authorship and terms of collaboration, duplicate publication, plagiarism and self-plagiarism, disguising of participants, validity of instrumentation, and making data available to others for verification; new journal article reporting standards to help readers report empirical research with clarity and precision; simplified APA heading style to make it more conducive to electronic publication; updated guidelines for reducing bias in language to reflect current practices and preferences, including a new section on presenting historical language that is inappropriate by present standards; new guidelines for reporting inferential statistics and a significantly revised table of statistical abbreviations; and, new instruction on using supplemental files containing lengthy data sets and other media. This book includes significantly expanded content on the electronic presentation of data to help readers understand the purpose of each kind of display and choose the best match for communicating the results of the investigation, with new examples for a variety of data displays, including electro physiological and biological data. It offers consolidated information on all aspects of reference citations, with an expanded discussion of electronic sources emphasizing the role of the digital object identifier (DOI) as a reliable way to locate information. It features expanded discussion of the publication process, including the function and process of peer review. It contains a discussion of ethical, legal, and policy requirements in publication; and guidelines on working with the publisher while the article is in press. Key to this edition of the Publication Manual is an updated and expanded Web presence. Look up additional supplemental material keyed to this book. This book lets you test your knowledge of APA Style with a free tutorial on style basics. It lets you learn about the changes in the sixth edition with a free tutorial reviewing key revisions. Sign up for an on-line course to enrich and enhance your understanding of APA Style. Read the APA Style blog and share your comments on writing and referencing. Consult frequently asked questions to sharpen your understanding of APA Style. This title lets you examine additional resources on such topics as ethics, statistics, and writing. It lets you familiarize yourself with submission standards for APA books and journals." (publisher's description)
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- - BF 76.7 .P83 2010

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Social Work Dictionary, 5th edition.
Social Work Dictionary cover image By Robert L. Barker.
Washington, DC: NASW Press, 2003.
"The dynamic vocabulary of social work, like the profession itself, continues to grow and become more complex. Since the first edition of The Social Work Dictionary in 1987, this essential reference work has been recognized as the definitive lexicon of social work. Now in its fifth edition, The Social Work Dictionary captures more than 9,000 terms, cataloging and cross-referencing the nomenclature, concepts, organizations, historical figures, and values that define the profession. A special historical section represents a chronology of the significant developments in the United States and the world toward social welfare policies, practices, and the betterment of humanity. Used extensively in schools of social work, social service agency libraries, and in social work offices worldwide, The Social Work Dictionary, 5th Edition is a staple in professional libraries. It is unequaled as a study tool for preparing for licensing and certification exams...." (publisher's description)
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- - HV 12 .B37 2003

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